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Microsoft Word 2003

Using Word Forms

Word forms are an efficient way to gather information because they allow you to input data electronically, then save as a file, send as an attachment, or print as a hard copy. This document gives basic instructions for completing, saving, and printing forms.

return to topCompleting Forms

To complete a Word form, complete the following steps:

  1. From the File menu, select Open...
    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Using the Look in pull-down list, navigate to and select the desired form

  3. Click OPEN
    The form is opened.

  4. Using the keyboard or the mouse to navigate within the document, complete the form

    To... Press...
    Move to the next field [Tab]
    Move to the previous field [Shift] + [Tab]
    Complete a drop-down field [Alt] + [Arrow]
  5. Proceed with saving or printing the form

return to topSaving Completed Forms

To keep an electronic file for your records or to forward the completed form as an attachment, you can save the form results.

  1. From the File menu, select Save As...
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  2. From the Save in pull-down list, select a location for the file

  3. In the File name text box, type the desired filename

  4. Click SAVE
    The form is saved.

return to topPrinting Completed Forms

Depending on your needs, you might want to keep a hard copy for your own records.

  1. From the File menu, select Print...
    The Print dialog box appears.

  2. Select the desired print options

  3. Click OK
    The form is printed.

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